"Les Rencontres du Cinema Taiwanis” will return for its 3rd edition this February to showcase films by emerging Taiwanese filmmakers at Les 3 Luxembourg in Paris.
Co-organized by the Taiwan Cultural Center in Paris and French film association Lightbox, the program aims to promote Taiwanese films in Europe. Since 2015, it has introduced feature films, documentaries, and short films to French film professionals, as well as offer insights into Taiwan's culture for European audiences.
This year, a total of twelve short films selected from the "Shooting Kaohsiung” program will be screened at Les 3 Luxembourg. "Shooting Kaohsiung” is funded by the Kaohsiung Film Archive to help young filmmakers participate in international film festivals and promote their short films.
In recent years, the Kaohsiung Film Archive has promoted Taiwanese short films in international festivals such as Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France, Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, and Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival in Hong Kong.
The "Shooting Kaohsiung” program has supported films made by up-and-coming directors from Taiwan, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Some of their films went on to join major film festivals in Busan, Cannes, and Rotterdam.
"2017 Les Rencontres du Cinema Taiwanis”
Among the 12 films, "Babes' Not Alone (亮亮與噴子)” by director Lee Yi-shan (李宜珊) has been selected by the 2017 International Film Festival Rotterdam, while Taiwan-based Malaysian filmmaker Lau Kek-huat (廖克發) has been invited to participate in the Berlinale Talents workshop of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.
Before they respectively head to Rotterdam and Berlin, Lee and Lau will join a post-screening forum at Les 3 Luxembourg. The complete program is available here: http://cinema-taiwanais.com/les-rencontres/
‘2017 Les Rencontres du Cinema Taiwanis'